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Those at the highest risk for developing the disorder probably worked with asbestos or asbestos-containing products on a daily basis for at least 8 to 10 years. The following are more facts related to Asbestosis:
|When damage and scarring caused by inhaled asbestos fibers lead to stiffness in your lung tissue so that your lungs|
and expand normally, you will start experience symptoms of the disorder,
which may include:
When considering a diagnosis of asbestosis, your doctor will probably inquire as to your exposure to asbestos. He/she may also ask whether any fellow employees have been affected by the disease. Your doctor may then order tests to confirm the diagnosis, including pulmonary function tests, CT scans, and chest x-rays.
The affects of asbestosis cannot be reversed but progression can be halted and symptoms treated. Above all us, further exposure to the toxic material should be eliminated. If you smoke, it’s necessary to stop immediately. Doctors may also treat you with medications that expand or relax blood vessels, and/or blood-thinners that prevent blood clots from forming and obstructing narrowed vessels.
This is meant to be an informational exercise and NOT a medical consultation. Your doctor is the only one who can best assess your situation and offer you medical advice. More information and resources concerning lawsuits, asbestos claims and asbestos compensation may be available at the resources in column to the right of this article
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